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May 15, 2017

Is Mentoring the Answer to Slowing the Summer Slide?

Practice Makes Perfect is a summer school program in New York City that uses three levels of mentoring to help students in kindergarten through 8th grade avoid summer learning loss.

June 15, 2016

How Can Teachers Get Students to Read Over the Long Summer Break?

Researchers who study programs designed to encourage summer reading say those that provide access to free books, allow students to choose what they want to read, and make reading fun are the most successful.

May 31, 2016

Nonprofit Helps Deployed Parents Bond With Their Children Through Books

A program that's been helping members of the military connect with their children during deployments for nearly 30 years is now focusing on making sure these kids don't lose STEM skills during the summer.

May 20, 2016

Is It Time to Move Away From the Traditional School Calendar?

The executive director of the National Association for Year-Round Education says taking several short breaks throughout the school year would decrease the learning loss that occurs over the long summer break in the traditional school calendar.

May 02, 2016

Slowing the Summer Slide in STEM

A nonprofit in Orlando, Fla., hopes to prevent kids from losing a step in STEM fields over the summer through day camps related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

March 23, 2016

Barriers to Participating in Summer Programs Highlighted in Boston Report

A nonprofit has surveyed hundreds of middle school students and their parents at five Boston-area schools to determine their interest in summer programs and what keeps them from participating.

February 08, 2016

California Case Studies Promote Summer Learning Over Summer School

Some case studies conducted in California last year are suggesting that low-income students are best served by summer programs that focus on making learning fun rather than remediation.

June 05, 2015

Summer Program With Gains in Reading, Math Add another 1,000 Slots

The YMCA and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) are set to double the size of a summer program that's been shown to increase reading and math skills by 2.4 to 3.5 months for the most underperforming students.

May 29, 2015

Summer Learning Programs Reinstated in New York City

Amid mounting criticism, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reversed himself and agreed to continue funding summer programs for as many as 44,000 low-income middle school students.

May 15, 2015

N.Y.C. Restores After-School Funds, Cuts Millions for Summer Programs

Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

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